Applying for a US Federal Government loan


In order for us to assess your eligibility for a loan, you will need to provide information to both the US Department of Education and to The University of Queensland.

If you would like to request US financial aid, you must follow the steps below every academic year. New students will need to complete these steps before commencing study at UQ.

When to apply

You must have your financial aid paperwork completed and submitted by:

  • Students commencing in Semester 1: August 1 through October 31
  • Students commencing in Semester 2: May 1 through June 30.

How to apply

Step 1 – US Department of Education requirements

Complete the following three items and save a copy for your own records:

Step 2 – UQ requirements

Please note that any changes you make to the online PDF will not be saved.

Step 3.

Once the UQ Financial Aid Office has received all your documents we will assess your application – this process can take up to 10 days.

When our assessment is complete, we will either advise you to provide additional information, or we will provide you with a UQ Financial Aid Award Letter.

You will need to review the information in your letter to ensure everything is accurate. A sample letter (PDF, 456.5 KB) is available for viewing. 

Step 4.

If you are satisfied with your UQ Financial Aid Award Letter, complete the appropriate bank deposit form:

For information about selecting a bank account please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Funds cannot be disbursed until the first day of classes. Unfortunately, this means incoming UQ students can't use their loans to pay their tuition fee deposit.

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